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The McClay Library

The McClay Library brings together wide-ranging library, computing and media services in a single location, blending the best features of a traditional library with the latest technology. 

Study facilities include both places for quiet study and significant provision for group work, allowing students to follow their own individual learning style. Training provided by Information Services is also based in the building.

The library's extensive book and journal collections support teaching and research in the arts and humanities, science and engineering, the social sciences and law.

The McClay Library is situated in College Park, at the top of Botanic Avenue.
Address: The McClay Library, 10 College Park, Belfast, BT7 1LP
Tel: 028 9097 6135

Email: General Enquiries - 
Email: Issue Desk -

Use this map to find out how to get to the McClay Library.

McClay Opening Hours 2022-23 - comprehensive opening hours for the full academic year

About The McClay Library - for more information about the Library
Getting Started Videos - Guides to using The McClay Library

Student Guide to the Library at Queen's September 2021

Explore the McClay Library from your desktop or mobile device using our 360 maps

Floor Plans

Floor plan of the ground floor of the McClay Library - includes the Borrower Services Desk; Short Loan Collection;  and Language Centre.

Floor plan of the first floor of the McClay Library - includes Special Collections and Archives Enquiries; ; C.S.Lewis Reading Room.

‌ - includes Subject Support Enquiries, and .

Floor plan of the third floor of the McClay Library‌